Starting to get that spooky feeling? There is loads going on in Dubai from Halloween brunches and adult-only horror parties to kids’ festivities and spooky family-friendly events. We’ve rounded up some of the best events around Dubai for the kids (and the big kids) this Halloween.
Dia De Los Muertos at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah
No plans yet for this Halloween weekend? Head to The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah and enjoy a multi-day “Dia de los Muertos” parade and festival from 31st October to 2nd November. Inspired by Mexican culture, the event will feature Latin American dancers, Latin music and DJ’s, Marriachi bands, face painting, artistic installations and much more!
Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who are no longer with us, and helping support their spiritual journey.
Where: The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah.
When: From Thursday 31st October to Saturday 2nd November, 6pm – midnight.
To book: Please call 056 102 5239 for more information.
Kids Halloween Brunch at Mason Mathis
Calling all mini witches, wizards, ghouls and goblins! Join in the fun at Maison Mathis’ Haunted Kids Halloween Brunch on Friday 1st November from 12-4pm. Kids will have a ball at this spooky spectacular which includes face painting, a magician, a balloon artist and a Kids Cinema showing Halloween cartoons.
What: Kids Halloween Brunch
When: Friday 1st November, 12-4pm.
Where: Maison Mathis, Arabian Ranches
Cost: AED 69 for kids.
To book: Call 04 450 1313
The QE2 Halloween brunch
Eat, drink and be scary at the QE2 Halloween Brunch – a spooky version of the popular Friday brunch. Devour the deliciously frightening feast that features over 200 dishes and send the little ones to the ‘haunted ghost hall’ – adjacent to the brunch and inclusive in the package. A live band and free-flowing beverages will keep the adults entertained whilst an optional and charged ‘Below the Decks Haunted Tour’ is available for children from 1pm – 4pm.
Where: QE2, Lido Restaurant – Quarter Deck.
When: Friday 1st November 2019, 1pm – 4pm.
Cost: Below 4 years dine with compliments | Below 12 years AED 95 | Soft beverages AED 225 | House beverages AED 395.
To book: Please call +971 4 526 8811 or email email@example.com.
Fright Nights are back with a bang at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai this Halloween
Get ready to be spooked this Halloween with Fright Nights 2 at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region’s largest indoor Hollywood-inspired theme park, featuring immersive rides and attractions that will transform into a zone of spine-chilling experiences between 24th October and 9th November!
Kids, get dressed in your spookiest outfits and go Trick or Treating through the theme park or enjoy bewitching tales at the Witch’s Story Telling. Get your face painted to resemble the scariest monsters and ghouls at the face painting booth and get your pictures taken. This promises to be an unforgettable night of scares!
MOTIONGATE™ Dubai has also planned terrifying Fright Nights for adults from 24 October to 9th November across three different scare zones. Put on your best Halloween costume and enjoy our interactive photo booths, a ‘Scary Sewer’ and creepy walking zombies. Don’t forget to try the zombie blast off!
What: Fright Nights at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai.
When: 24th October 2019 to 9th November 2019.
Where: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai.
Cost: AED 275 per person (under 3s go free).
To book: Call 800-AMAZING (2629464) or visit www.motiongatedubai.com.
Zombieland Halloween Party at Atlantis, The Palm
Atlantis, The Palm is set to throw the biggest Halloween party yet and is inviting partygoers to join the last of the survivors and party like there’s no tomorrow! The Zombieland apocalypse will take place on a custom-built deck on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, with international renowned DJ Chuckie headlining the celebration. David de Luca and local DJs will also be setting the scene for a thrilling evening where partygoers are invited to dress to impress, with prizes being given for the best zombie look. Ladies receive complimentary access before 9pm with early bird tickets starting from AED 100.
Where: Atlantis, The Palm.
When: Thursday 31st October 2019, 7pm to 3am.
Cost: Ladies receive complimentary access before 9pm. Tickets cost AED 100 for early bird admission or AED 150 on the door. Group packages are available from AED 2,000 for four guests to AED 8,000 for 16 guests.
To book: Call +971 4 426 1166 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fright night fun for Halloween at TEPfactor!
On the 31st October you can enjoy 50% off all the Halloween TEPfactor excitement, if you’re dressed in the spooky theme! The whole venue will be decked out in its creepiest Halloween finery with friendly trick-or-treat for the surrounding families in JBR, maxing out the spook factor for the evening. Attempt all 21 challenges and complete all and unlock the final chest, all while competing for the mysterious prize up for grabs. You may not just be feeling competitive about your scores in the game, as there will be prizes for the best costumes on the night. May the most outrageously spooky ensemble win!
Halloween at TEPfactor, fun for the whole family, your friends or even a ‘spooktacular’ first date!
Where: TEPfactor Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Residences, Bahar Plaza Level.
When: Thursday 31st October, 6pm to 11pm.
Cost: Kids (8-12years) are AED 70 per hour and adults (13+) are AED 99 per hour. To receive the 50% discount, players must book a minimum of two hours.
To book: Call 04 398 8438 or 056 404 0802 or visit www.tepfactor.ae.
Celebrate Halloween at The Green Planet’s haunted rainforest
From 17th October to 2nd November, The Green Planet, a family-friendly indoor tropical rainforest in City Walk, is set to transform into an eerie Halloween haunt, complete with spooky spider webs, animal skeletons, pumpkins galore and a series of “Face Your Fears” animal encounters (at an additional charge), giving guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with slithery snakes, hairy tarantulas, slippery millipedes, scaly lizards and more!
This spooky rainforest will also showcase a range of tomb stones throughout to showcase extinct animal species to an educational peak at animals of past.
Where: The Green Planet, City Walk.
When: 17th October 2019 – 2nd November 2019. The Reptile and Bug Encounter takes place daily at 12:30pm, 4:30pm and 5:30pm and includes interaction with several animals that could include lizards, geckos, snakes, millipedes, tarantula, beetles and roaches.
Cost: AED 125.
To book: Please visit: https://www.thegreenplanetdubai.com/en.
Mattel Play! Town promises to delight the little ones this spooky season
This Halloween Mattel Play! Town will be pulling out all the stops to ensure the kiddos have some spooktacular fun with “A Not so Scary Halloween”, celebrating alongside their favourite characters, including Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder and Barney and Friends.
There will be a Halloween Dance Craze daily at 2.15PM and 3.45PM which will see children rocking out to Its Halloween Night Tonight and Halloween Pumpkins. Additionally, children will be able to get their hands on a Halloween skeleton treasure map, to hunt down the hidden skeletons around the venue.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, there will also be a Halloween special performance which will take place at 5.15pm, followed by a Halloween costume parade, with the best costume of the day winning a complimentary ticket to Mattel Play! Town and a gift bundle – plus a photo opportunity with Barney!
Where: Mattel Play! Town, City Walk.
When: 17th October to 2nd November, Sunday – Wednesday 10am to 7pm | Thursday & Friday 10am to 8pm.
Cost: Sunday to Thursday from AED 110 per child, inclusive of a combo meal and all-day ticket and Friday to Saturday from AED 175 per child, with AED 50 per adult and infants below 2 years with an adult at AED 50.
To book: Call 800 MERAS or visit https://www.playtowndubai.com/en.
Celebrate Halloween at City Centre Me’aisem with Magic Phil
This Halloween, shop for AED 100 excluding Carrefour or AED 200 including Carrefour at City Centre Me’aisem for the kids to enjoy exciting workshops, in addition to shows and an exclusive meet and greet with UAE’s favourite children’s magician, Magic Phil, trick-or-treating and costume competitions with amazing prizes. What’s more? You can take part in the first-ever Halloween Fun Run hosted by Kris Fade!
Where: City Centre Me’aisem.
When: Tuesday 22nd October 2019 to Saturday 2nd November 2019.
Cost: Shop for AED 100 excluding Carrefour or AED 200 including Carrefour.
To book: Booking not essential but please check the schedule before visiting.
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